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"Loss is a theme that I think a lot about, and it's something in my work that I dwell on.I think when you experience any kind of loss, especially the kind I did, you have questions about survival: Why do some people thrive in situations that others can't tolerate?
And so I feel very connected to him." Cooper's older brother, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, died by suicide on July 22, 1988, at age 23, by jumping from the 14th-floor terrace of Vanderbilt's New York City penthouse apartment.
Describing the experience, Cooper wrote "Africa was a place to forget and be forgotten in." After his first correspondence work in the early 1990s, he took a break from reporting and lived in Vietnam for a year, during which time he studied the Vietnamese language at Vietnam National University, Hanoi.
After Cooper graduated from Yale, he tried to gain entry-level employment with ABC answering telephones, but was unsuccessful.
Revealing macabre fascination, Cooper whipped out his disposable camera and took a closeup photograph for his personal album. Later that person showed Cooper the photo, saying, "You need to take a look at what you were doing." "And that's when I realized I've got to stop, [...] I've got to report on some state fairs or a beauty pageant or something, to just, like, remind myself of some perspective." In 1995, Cooper became a correspondent for ABC News, eventually rising to the position of co-anchor on its overnight World News Now program on September 21, 1999.
In 2000, he switched career paths, taking a job as the host of ABC's reality show The Mole.